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officers to patrol the city and tonight they will. >> safety first. >> reporter: he says the officers who will patrol are from the oakland area. because of safety concerns he cannot disclose where they will be patrolling or how many days or week this will last. >> on each of these details when we have assisted a police department there has always been a drop in calls for police related services and criminal activity. >> that is a good thing. >> reporter: not everyone agrees. >> i would like to see more opd officers out. makes me feel more safe. >> i go with the oakland police officers. >> reporter: why? >> they know the community. >> reporter: he disagrees. >> not just so much about crime reduction, which is a big
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component of this but it is about building relationships with community members. >> reporter: officers say it is still being worked out as to who will pay for this, the state, the city or through a grant, the police chief has given his support for the extra officers. mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the help from the chp comes a day after a store owner was killed. coming up, the man's daughter speaks out as the family works to try to motivate the community to help find the killer. san francisco police release video of a man accused of abusing an agent on october 10. he follows him and that is when the man gets violent. a white man, 6 feet tall, 180
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pounds. anyone with information is asked to call san francisco police. only on 2 tonight, our poll shows a sudden shift in voter attitude on a ballot measure. the repeal of california's death penalty. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler is here with a look. >> reporter: a moral, ethical and economic debate, does the death penalty help protect us? >> reporter: prop 34 would repeal the death penalty. instituting life without parole. retroactive for the 725 right now. a 17% undecided. but a trend just the last two weeks, yes, jumped 4 points to 45%.
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could prop 34 pass? >> that is unknown at this point but it stands a better chance today than three weeks ago. >> reporter: the cost argument, $100 million a year to keep it. there are strong arguments on both sides. >> what is the right punishment for the evil? it isn't just about the killer. >> it is about public policy. how do we spend, what keeps us safer? >> yes, it is cheaper to lock them up than to execute them. >> we waste a bunch of money either way. >> reporter: our poll found religious differences. catholics favorites it. prodstants oppose it -- pausestants oppose it. the bay area supports repealing the death penalty. southern areas of the state
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oppose it. don't forget to vote tuesday. health and science editor john fowler ktvu channel 2 news. >> more details on the november 6 election. there is word results in california could be delayed because of the number of mail in ballots. they take longer to count because workers have to verify each signature and that could mean votes won't be tallied till the following day. >> be patient. >> california distributed 9 million mail in ballots this cycle. that is 20% more than were requested in 2008. it is predicted half of all california voters will vote by mail this year. in a investigation pleasanton and stockton police arrested a man who is accused of killing a woman. the body was found in may in
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pleasanton. police identified the victim from stockton. investigators say he killed her and he has been booked on murder charges. there are reports the victim and suspect had dated in the past. a tourist looking out a window made a discovery today. he called for help this morning after sighting a body in the water. the person was a white man in his mid-30s but deputies found no injuries or cause of death. they are working to identify that body. a woman who claims she was a victim of sex abuse calls the response to her allegations appalling. she is a university of california at berkeley swim coach. two teachers abused her when she was a teen. one committed suicide. the other pleaded guilty.
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the defense says her carelessness and negligence contributed to her abuse. the district attorney plans to change the way its prosecutes some immigrants to avoid convictions that require deportation. she is instructing prosecutors to consider filing lesser charges. two more planes are joining the relief effort to help victims of superstorm sandy. ktvu's ken pritchett joins us live with how they will help. ken? >> reporter: the air force will do what it does best and that is move an incredible amount of equipment in a matter of hours. >> the large cargo planes that make the effort possible but it
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is the men and women who will do the real work. >> we have active duty, reserve, and we have family members. >> reporter: he says this c-17 plane is just one of two launched today at 2:00 a.m. the largest plane, the c5 was loaded up with equipment and 30 personnel to help. at march air force base, they will join planes that will be loaded up with 600 tons of supplies to support relief efforts on the east coast. including 60 vehicles from southern california edison. >> they will move equipment and personnel to new york that will allow us to turn the light switch on for the east coast.
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>> reporter: some or all of these planes were scheduled to arrive on the east coast today but we haven't received a confirmation that they have arrived. the mission will last two weeks. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. san francisco based wells fargo is donating $1 million to relief efforts. the company announced 250,000 to the red cross. the remaining money goes to other non-profits that are working on relief and recovery efforts. if you would like to help you can make donations to the red cross at wells fargo atms. google created a map with up to date information. users can find idetails on -- find find details there and -- find details there.
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nurses at six hospitals walked off the job today protesting their contract dispute. dozens walked the picket line this morning in oakland. the union says sutter is demanding reductions in patient care and standards in contracts. >> we are heroes every day that we go in to work. setting our contract. we are ready to bargain with them. >> a official tells ktvu channel 2 news the nurses are paid very well and urge the union to accept the company's office. ross posted a mix sales report today. same store sales in october rose 4%, that was higher than they expected but lower than wall street's predictions. that sent shares down 6%.
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facebook is asking menlow park not to push for public benefits. facebook cfo says the company has given millions of dollars to menlow park. a proposed bev mo location may not make it. now they asked to have their application taken off of the agenda. they said the company is still evaluating the proposal. one person was injured today in a chain reaction crash on a san francisco freeway. the accident happened before 3:00 p.m. this afternoon on highway 101 before 280. news chopper 2 was over head
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when emergency responders arrived. it caused a major back up. second harvest and the 49ers kicked off a holiday food drive in san jose this morning. second harvest wants to stock this warehouse by teaming up with the 49ers. organizers are hoping to raise $12.4 million and distribute 2 million pounds of food. 49ers ceo plains meeting children's needs ask why they got involved. >> when you are hungry you can't learn or be healthy. >> 25,000 people turned to second harvest each month. >> the rise in gang violence san francisco police say they are seeing in this neighborhood. >> killing kids. people's daddies. awful. >> a store owner is gunned down
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during a robbery. what family, police and the neighborhood are vowing to do in the wake of his killing. >> we got coastal fog but tonight the valley fog sets up again, which areas could have issue with the friday morning commute.
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a neighborhood is vowing to find the person who shot and killed an owner of a cell phone store last night. police say he was killed during a robbery around 730 p.m. last night at his cell phone store. his store was a neighborhood main stay for 14 years. >> it is such a sad, sad
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moment. not because of just what has been taken from us but what has been taken from everyone else. >> the family is putting together a reward for information in the killing. violence in san francisco's mission district is on the rise with officials pointing the finger directly at a growing gang problem. ktvu's david stevenson is live from the commission district with what police say they plan to do about it. david? >> reporter: last year there were 5 homicides, this year there have been 8 and that prompted the police to call for the public's help after a series of gang shootings here. >> reporter: friends and strangers gathered in the mission district to pray for a 19-year-old shot to death last week. >> everyone needs to transform so then this doesn't happen. >> reporter: one of three run related fatal shootings last
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month. police say it marks an upticken gang violence. >> no opsides in san francisco in august -- homicides in san francisco in august. so to have three in one week is significant. >> all the shootings are gang related. >> reporter: there are no causes for the spike. investigators say they have made progress in the district. >> this last month we made 20 robbery arrests. 29 arrests for aggravated assaults assaults and we seized a total of 14 weapons and fire arms off of the street. >> police and community groups need the public's help to prevent further violence. >> we have folks that are scared to tell young men not to hang out. to say that is not the way to go. there are other options. >> reporter: police say
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residents can call them anonymously. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. the sheriff's office is investigating the death of a infant who was found unresponsive at a child care center last month. the baby was taken by ambulance to kaiser where he was pronounced dead. a autopsy has been performed but results are spending and the cause of death hasn't been determined. authorities are investigating whether a robbery of a store this week is linked to a string of other robberies. it was targeted by a group of armed, masked robbers tuesday afternoon. the robbers broke glass cases, threatened workers and stole jewelry. the sherriff's department says it may be linked to similar
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crimes in other cities. the sheriff's office increased patrols after a string of boat left its. last months -- boat thefts. one theft involved this boat. the was stolen last sunday. most of the showers ended. a few sprinkles south today. see the live radar sweep. little green there, that is it. things are drying up anding out but the clouds increase -- and clearing out but the clouds are increasing. tonight when the night get cool, 40s, fog forms. dense valley fog and coastal fog two. you have seen this a lot. you see it around sky line
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boulevard, bay sometimes, they merge. be prepared for that. these are the highs from today. highs tomorrow, there. not much changed. maybe warmer. more clouds tomorrow. no rain. drizzle. more clouds. tomorrow we will see clouds increasing and temperatures 60s, maybe low 70s. over night lows, 60s. right for valley fog. you have seen this. nights get cool. wet on the ground and you get the fog. the break is tonight. we are not going to see a clear day tomorrow. tomorrow, hazy sunshine. clouds filter in. might even be drizzle. friday starts off slow with
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valley fog. temperatures on the mild side. friday morning, right, clouds, fog, valley fog, coastal fog, high clouds, friday afternoon, hazy sunshine. fog burns away. towards the weekend, everything comes back this way. that is the high pressure setting up. bay area weekend looks great. on the weekend, 70s and low 80s. sunday should be the warmest day. 79 tomorrow in san jose. still nice for this time of year. your weekend, looks outstanding. even at the coast where the fog should go away. valley fog shouldn't be too massive saturday and sunday. nice looking bay area weekend. temperatures sunday, 80 degrees. >> really nice. thank you. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36, a big rally planned for the top of the hour outside of one of the largest
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bay area hospitals. >> we will take you live to a rally to explain why they don't have a contract. >> also getting word about a decision in a lawsuit involving britney spears' parents. join us -- join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. a major tribute from the san francisco zoo, the honor given to sergio romo.
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and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools. prop thirty-eight. thirty-eight raises billions in new revenue - bypasses sacramento and sends every k through 12 dollar straight to our local schools... every school. for them. for all of us. vote yes on thirty-eight.
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. san francisco's world series whipping team has more than just skills. some attribute a lucky monkey to the success. mean the san francisco's newest monkey. officials say once she was born the giants started winning and they are hoping sergio romo will join zoo staff for a naming ceremony. >> perfect. so cute. >> everybody has their superstitions. i believe that one is true. that is why they won it. >> mark is here now, the games may be over but there is still a lot of work going on. >> the brain trust is hard at work.
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i don't think this will surprise anybody. the giants parting ways with aubrey huff as they prepare for next year. they decline a $10 million option on this guy and the team opted for a buy out. and the giants do not plan to make offers to any of their other free agents. they plan to resign possibly all three of those guys but it doesn't allow compensation if they sign with other teams. back to football, the raiders, you will see them on channel 2 at 1:00 p.m. sunday, tampa and the raiders, 3-4 records and there is a lot of signs that dennis allen has the defense turned around. 17th over all. injuries slowed their progress. former number one draft pick michael huff made a nice
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transto cornerback -- transition to cornerback. >> how comfortable are you with cornerback? >> little different. but i love playing. corner, safety, linebacker, doesn't matter. just want to make plays. >> reporter: do you think people are saying let's try this guy out? maybe he is still learning that position? >> of course. i would. you are going to throw it up there and let your receiver make a play. i try to stop the best. i love the opportunity. >> all right. rivalry week in high school football. and the winner for this week's game of the week friday night, san ramon valley against monta vista high school at monta vista. joe fonzi will cover that. raiders 1:00 p.m., channel 2, they will sell enough tickets to get it on tv.
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guarantee it. post game tonight. >> thank you. a college class that requires a $20,000 tuition can now be taken for free. tonight at 10:00 p.m., we investigating this new trend. >> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news.
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